There are many interesting activities that people can try and take up if they are trying to lead a bit more of a healthier lifestyle, or just want to bring a bit more excitement to their day by becoming more physically active. They could try out jogging if they have a good pair of sneakers, or swimming if they have a pool or live near a lake, but as you might have guessed from the title, the activity we will be focusing on will be cycling and some of its most important components
The fitness and athletic clothing industry has proved to be a giant in the Australian economy over the last few years with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. All the health food and healthy lifestyle trends that have been popping up these last few years have clearly had an impact in the way consumers spend their money as this market grew outstandingly. In 2015 alone, it raked in 2 billion dollars in revenue and annual growth rose by 8.8%.
Another section of this industry that has grown significantly over the last couple of years, has been the online athletic apparel industry. This is mostly due to people getting better with computers and more comfortable with buying sports gear online. According to latest reports, this industry sector has had an annual growth of 22.6% and a revenue of 71 million dollars. The future outcome of this industry is only expected to grow and double in size with the retail store section expected to grow 5.0% per year and sports gear online sales section is expected to grow a big 14.6% per year.
These industries have done wonders in providing jobs, especially the athletic apparel retail industry with jobs rising to 6,792 in 2015, even though there are only 77 businesses accounted for in the athletic apparel retail sector and another 76 businesses accounted for in the online sector. These numbers seem quite small compared to some other industries which gave space for opportunities, so if you are looking to invest in something with a promising future this is the industry to consider.
A lot of people want to start working out but are intimidated by the mere thought of entering a gym. They think that everyone will look at them and judge their looks, or the fact that they can’t lift heavy weights yet. While that cannot be further than the truth, I completely understand the sentiment. Personally, I prefer working at home as well, simply because the nearest gym is like 45 minutes away, and I don’t have that kind of time at my disposal. That being said, I slowly started building up my own home gym by buying equipment over the years, and now my garage is almost a fully-equipped gym
The elliptical cross trainer has been a standard piece of equipment for a long time now. You can’t walk into a gym today without seeing a whole row of them. They have become standard equipment for many gyms, and for a good reason. The exercise mimics the movement patterns experienced when walking, running and climbing stairs, giving you a full body exercise and activating all of your muscle groups. That’s why you can find cross trainer machines for sale all over the web, as many people have seen their benefits and have started using them in their homes
The great outdoors offers an opportunity for enjoyment for all. Many people see it as the perfect way to relax and escape the noise and frustrations of everyday life. Caravans provide us with the option of taking our home anywhere we like, giving us comfort while enjoying the beauty and peace of mind that nature can provide. But no caravan is complete without having some practical equipment and accessories that can make your stay in nature that more enjoyable. When spending time camping, it is essential to have with you everything you need and funny enough, this is the time when we realize we take many things for granted when we are home as we have grown used to them. So here are a few
The BMX models have been around since the 1960s and are still very much popular today. But unlike the 1960s, modern day motocross bicycles come in many shapes and sizes in order to suit many different riding styles and terrains. The majority of them follow the same principle of lightweight, one gear, one break design which works for both racing and freestyle, however some BMX bikes are optimized for one or the other. BMX bikes are commonly divided in several different types based on how large their wheels are, and how long their frame is. The most general purpose BMX model is the cruiser bike which is the jack of all trades and master of none. The cruiser is great for beginners and adult riders
Considered among the ten countries with the longest coastlines, Australia, with 25.760km of coastline, is the largest country without land borders, with plenty to offer for beachgoers, and watersports enthusiasts. Now that we’ve welcomed the New Year, it’s high time we started it off with some fun in the sun, tanning, and swimming. Of course, not without proper planning at first, so we’ve assembled these tips for you to make it easier for your next trip to the shore. Since it’s Australia we’re talking about, also known as the country where the sun is scorching and hits the hardest, one can’t overlook the importance of proper sun protection in the likes of SPF sunscreen (preferably with anti-ageing properties), SPF lipbalm, skin moisturisers, or mineral water
If you’re into camping, hiking in the dark or hunting, then you probably understand the importance of having a tactical flashlight. When darkness falls and your field of vision is limited, a piercing beam to illuminate the way can do wonders. Originally designed for the military and police, tactical flashlights are now available for every homeowner who needs illumination and protection from prowlers, any hunter and search and rescue parties
Every gym rat knows that he needs the ideal levels of testosterone in order to maximise their muscle strength and growth from his efforts in the gym. Most healthy guys who want to train seriously have two natural ways to increase testosterone through supplementation. They either take a testosterone supplement that frees up the already existing testosterone which is inactive, or take supplements that increase the amount of supplements your body produces. Simply put, you might already have a lot of testosterone in your system, but most of it may not be available for muscle building as it’s bound by SHBG (sex hormone-binding globulin) which causes the testosterone to “float” pointlessly in your system. Or, you may be able to increase your muscle strength and
Scuba diving is one of the best ways to explore the hidden treasures of the ocean and enjoy in a fun and unique underwater adventure. Learning how to dive at different depth to discover the vivid marine world is not that difficult. The only thing you need is proper training and equipment that will provide comfort and safety underwater. One of the most important pieces of equipment every diver should have and know how to use is the Buoyancy Compensating Device (BCD). Diving with a quality and efficient Bcd will help you have a safe and enjoyable diving experience so you can easily learn all there is to know about this thrilling sport
As you may already know, today’s motorcycles are superior to the ones from fifty or more years ago, for their design, materials, and machining are more appealing, durable and precise than ever before. However, this doesn’t mean that new bikes cannot malfunction or break down. That’s precisely why you need to take proper care of the mechanical beast you own. The three most important things you need to do in order to keep it alive as long as possible are: drive it carefully, store it somewhere appropriate (preferably under a roof), and maintain it well and regularly. Speaking of motorcycle maintenance, there are many activities that form this necessary process. Taking your bike to a professional mechanic for its annual check-up should be your first